Registration open for online trade show

BELGIUM: Registration has opened for the 2021 edition of Shecco’s online trade show for natural refrigerants and sustainable cooling technologies.

Taking place over a 24-hour period at the end of March, the Virtual Trade Show for Natural Refrigerant Technologies is expected to attract more than 100 exhibitors and over 5,000 attendees.

The event, designed for the global refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry, will take place from 10.00 CET on March 30 to 10.00 CET on March 31. The organiser says the show is designed to fill the physical trade show void as the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Cooling Post: Shecco to mount second virtual trade show

BELGIUM: Shecco is to mount a second edition of its Natural Refrigerants Virtual Trade Show for the for HVACR sector. 

Following on from the success of this year’s first event, VTS 2.0 will adopt a similar format over a 24-hour period spanning February 23-24.

This expanded live event allows visitors to explore different halls and listen to live presentations scheduled throughout the entire 24-hour period. Visitors and exhibitors will be able to interact with participants through real-time chat, audio and 1on1 videos. Company delegates will be represented by personalised avatars of their actual images, making them easily recognisable to colleagues. New to the VTS 2.0, every booth will have an integrated meeting room, making it possible for exhibitors to plan their own line-up of meetings, presentations or product launches.

“By taking what worked from the first edition, incorporating feedback from our exhibitors and attendees, and adding our own improvements to the functionality and design, we’re sure to deliver the most innovative event of the year for the HVAC&R industry,” said Shecco CEO Marc Chasserot. 

Coowor.com: Virtual Trade Show for Natural Refrigerants a Success

Last week, clean cooling accelerator shecco successfully conducted the world’s first global, 24-hour online trade show for natural refrigerant technologies.

Called the Virtual Trade Show (VTS), the event enabled thousands of cooling industry professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic to connect live with 77 suppliers and promoters of natural refrigerant products and view live webinars in an unprecedented global online format.


Natural refrigerants – carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons, ammonia, water and air – are being used in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump systems around the world as substitutes for fluorinated refrigerants that harm the environment.


“We made history in the cooling industry with an event that for the first time connected stakeholders around the world over a 24-hour period to learn about the latest natural refrigerant systems,” said Marc Chasserot, CEO of shecco.

Accelerate24.news: Virtual Trade Show Concludes 24-Hour Global Run with More than 4,000 Registrations

The Virtual Trade Show (VTS), hosted by shecco (publisher of this website) ended its 24-hour global run earlier today, having enabled thousands of cooling industry stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic to connect live with 77 suppliers and promoters of natural refrigerant products and view live webinars in an unprecedented global online format.

Free to attend, the VTS, organized by shecco’s ATMOsphere events division, ran continuously around the world from 10 am CEST on September 1 to 10 am CEST on September 2. By the close of the show, 4,232 people from 1,500+ organizations had registered, and 2,359 people had joined live. All registrants will have access to exhibitor booth information and all webinars until September 30. Others can still register for access to the show material here.

shecco plans to hold a follow-up event, VTS 2.0, in February, 2021, and is evaluating changes and new features based on  learnings and feedback from the initial event. 

VTS attendees came from across the global cooling marketplace, including end users, manufacturers, contractors, associations, government officials, consultants, academics, students, media, and NGOs. 

The event featured easy-to-navigate exhibitor booths, show information and networking areas. Participants were able to communicate via video and text chat. To facilitate networking, shecco hosted technical forum and informal lounge areas.

The event also offered five live webinars with live audience Q&A, as well as nine pre-recorded webinars, presenting knowledge and trends for environmentally friendly cooling. In one webinar, German manufacturer GEA pointed out that natural refrigerants can serve as key alternatives to f-gases in every cooling application.